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Assisted living facility, urgent care center, proposed


Sketch plans for a 93-unit assisted living facility, an adjacent small urgent care center and four small stores were presented to the Solebury Planning Commission on Monday.

The two complexes are proposed for Lower York Road next to the Giant shopping center in the TNC zone (Traditional Neighborhood Commercial).

Heritage Senior Living plans a complex of one-, two- and three-story buildings with 121 beds (at nine units to the acre) with a courtyard and 83 parking spaces.

The senior living concept is a conditional use in the township and requires special approval by the board of supervisors, according to township attorney Jordan Yeager.

Chris DelPlato of New Cartwheel Partners proposes the adjacent four stores and an urgent medical care center, which is expected to handle 30 to 50 patients a day, seven days a week.

The senior living and medical care center are owned separately but are coordinating their planning.

The property in question includes three parcels of 0.665 acres, 5.28 acres and 4.01 acres which are traversed by a stretch of PECO right-of-way. The 4.01-acre lot contains an abandoned wood-frame store.

Placement of the buildings would have the side of the senior living complex and the stores and urgent care center facing Lower York Road.

The lot across from the PECO right-of-way would be set aside for future parking, which the developers did not think would be needed. That section could accommodate 109 parking spaces.

In other business, the planning commission, in a 5 to 2 vote, endorsed and sent to the township board of supervisors a proposed zoning ordinance amendment that would allow passive solar greenhouses for agricultural use under certain conditions.

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